City of Cleveland Debuts 2018 Three-Year Capital Improvement Plan

The City of Cleveland today presented its 2018 Three-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to Cleveland City Council. Capital projects range from street resurfacing to protected bike lanes to sidewalk repair to parks and recreation projects. These projects illustrate Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s commitment to building a better and more equitable Cleveland for all residents.

“Every neighborhood across the City of Cleveland will see the benefits of the 2018 Three-Year Capital Improvement Plan,” Mayor Jackson said. “From children visiting a renovated park to the senior whose sidewalk is replaced, the intent of the plan is to ensure we build safe and quality infrastructure for all Clevelanders.”

As in previous years, the 2018-2021 plan outlines key capital projects to be completed in neighborhoods throughout the City of Cleveland. Here are some important overview points to note about the CIP:

  • The City proposes $46 million in new bond debt to fund 2018 capital projects, which will include some previously deferred facilities expenditures.
  • This includes three major expenditure groups: major road and projects:
    • $24 million for major road and bridge projects
    • $15.8 million for recreation projects
    • $5.4 million for major facility and safety allocations
  • In addition, there are two exciting projects included in the CIP with independent bond funding sources:
    • Replacement of the city’s 61,000 streetlights with smart LED lighting technology ($34 million)
    • Relocation of the Cleveland Division of Police headquarters to a new facility ($55 million)

Some of the other key projects noted in the CIP include:

  • $12 million for residential street resurfacing projects
  • $8 million for new vehicle purchases such as police cars and plows
  • $4.2 million for recreation center roof replacements at locations such as Hamilton
  • $4 million for parks improvements such as the Loew Park Soccer facility and Kovacic Recreation Center
  • $900,000 for urban forestry for high risk tree removal

“The City of Cleveland aims to maximize and leverage the dollars spent on these projects by working in partnership with local businesses, community groups and others when possible,” said Darnell Brown, City of Cleveland Chief Operating Officer. “Together, we are building a better Cleveland.”

Click here to view the full plan online with projects listed by department and ward.